Elected Officials

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In the United States, the office of city clerk was one of the first to be established when early colonists set up local governments.

Today, a city clerk is an elected or appointed senior official who is responsible for many administrative functions that relate to maintaining the public records of a municipality.

The Sierra Madre City Council is soliciting applications to fill the vacancy of the elected City Clerk. The successful candidate will be appointed by the City Council to serve as City Clerk until April 2020. The statutory duties of the City Clerk, as described in Government Code Section 40801 through 40811, are:

· keep an accurate record of the proceedings of the legislative body

· keep and record all city ordinances with the clerk’s certificate annexed to each, which record, with the certificate, constitutes prima facie evidence of the contents of each ordinance and of its passage and publication and is admissible as such evidence in any court or proceedings; and

· act as the custodian of the city seal

The appointed City Clerk will receive a $250 monthly stipend commencing the month they are appointed and concluding the end of April, 2020.

If you are interested in applying for the City Clerk position please print and return a completed  application to Sierra Madre City Hall at 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  

City Council

The Sierra Madre City Council is comprised of five members elected to four-year terms. The Council is responsible for general City policy, as well as for the appointment of the City Manager, City Attorney, and members of the City's Boards and Commissions. It also serves as the governing body for the Successor Agency and Public Financing Authority. The mayor serves as the ceremonial head of the City Council. The mayor is selected by the members of the City Council each April.

City Clerk

The City Clerk is elected to a four-year term. Among the responsibilities of this office are recording the minutes of the City Council, Financing Authority, and Successor Agency meetings. 

The Assistant City Clerk is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the City Clerk's Office including requests for public records, advertising legal notices, codifying newly adopted municipal codes, administering oaths, ensuring that City staff and elected and appointed officials comply with State Conflict of Interest and Campaign Reporting Laws, providing notary services, and managing municipal elections.

City Treasurer

The City Treasurer is elected to a four-year term. Among the City Treasurer's responsibilities are developing an investment policy for adoption by the City Council, ensuring compliance with the investment policy as adopted, and reporting quarterly cash and investment activity to the City Council.